Patapsco Valley State Park – Soapstone Trail (IX) – 7.5 miles

4/19/2020 Starstruck Trail – Soapstone Trail – Hilton Ave. (paved road) – Grist Mill Trail – Nun’s Run – Santee Branch Trail – College Loop – Santee Branch Trail – Bike Jumper – Bull Run Trail – Overgrown – Soapstone Alternate Trail Elevation gain: 820ft Location: Soapstone Trailhead – 1164 S Rolling Road Catonsville, MDContinue reading “Patapsco Valley State Park – Soapstone Trail (IX) – 7.5 miles”

Susquehanna State Park – 8.7 miles

5/17/2020 Unmaintained trail next to Susquehanna River – Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Trail – turn around at Shures Landing Rd. at Conowingo Dam – un-named trail through Stafford Rd. bridge – Green trail – Susquehanna Ridge Trail – Red Trail – Rock Run Historic Area Elevation gain: 440ft Location: Rock Run Historic Area, Stafford Rd.,Continue reading “Susquehanna State Park – 8.7 miles”

Hashawha Environmental Area – 6 miles

5/10/2020 Noname trail between lakes, up the hill then following Bear Branch towards the South – through the meadow towards Hashawha Lake – follow Rinehart Rd. behind the Caretaker’s house – through another meadow – back to Bear Branch – North through the marshland – Stream Trail – Boundary Trail (yellow) – Saw Mill RoadContinue reading “Hashawha Environmental Area – 6 miles”

D.R.O.O.L. – May 2020

Daily Reminiscence Of Our Lives 💦 5/31/2020 Sunday Yet another new trail hike today just to stretch our legs. Blog post Painted rock hedgehog in the woods 💦 5/30/2020 Saturday Lazy. No pics. 😳 💦 5/29/2020 Friday Mag face 💦 5/28/2020 Thursday 💦 5/27/2020 Wednesday Muffin perching on the Weeping Willow. Soon to be purpleContinue reading “D.R.O.O.L. – May 2020”

Cunningham Falls State Park – Cat Rock Trail – 8.7 miles

4/25/2020 Cat Rock Trail (yellow) – Cat Rock Overlook – Bobs Hill Trail (still yellow – AllTrail marks this as Cat Rock Trail) – Lake and Cat Rock Trail or Catoctin National Recreational Trail (blue). Confusing/Contradicting signs! – to Lower Trail and Falls overlook – Handicap Boardwalk Trails (closed now because of Covid-19) – FallsContinue reading “Cunningham Falls State Park – Cat Rock Trail – 8.7 miles”

D.R.O.O.L – September 2019

Daily Reminiscence Of Our Lives 🎉 “Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul…” – Peggy Toney Horton 🎉 9/30 Today was a little bit mixed up. First we went to work, then walk then within an hour back home. The weather was so amazing that we have decided toContinue reading “D.R.O.O.L – September 2019”

Prettyboy Reservoir Park (9/8/19)

Gunpowder south (blue) trail – 5.41 miles 🚘 Masemore rd. Parkville 21120 🚘 🌿 “Happiness is a long walk with a friend (- Mag in my case).” 🌿 I thought I’ll be smart coming here this morning because it’s a wonderful secret location, no one knows about. Wrong! Yes, parking is limited (less than 10Continue reading “Prettyboy Reservoir Park (9/8/19)”

NCR – Weisburg rd. to Frederick rd. – North

9/4/19 – 4.56 miles 🎂 “Country roads take me gnome.” 🎂 It is my birthtoday so I am treating myself with NCR. It’s always a good idea! Mostly empty – especially in the mornings and on the weekdays – and such an easy walk. No elevation changes and the trail is a crushed stone andContinue reading “NCR – Weisburg rd. to Frederick rd. – North”

D.R.O.O.L. – August 2019

Daily Reminiscence Of Our Lives 🌸 “Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” – Sam Keen 🌸 8/31 Took another route around VIR this morning, walking 3.33 miles. Got lost at one point when the path vanished into the woods. Wondered on someone else’s property then jumped a fence to get back. 8/30 Going forContinue reading “D.R.O.O.L. – August 2019”

NCR – from Monkton rd. to Weisburg rd.

🔥 “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau 🔥 If you are coming from Baltimore, like I do – condolences – take this short cut from York rd. Turn right onto E. Piney Hill rd and follow it to the right before it becomes Hereford rd. At theContinue reading “NCR – from Monkton rd. to Weisburg rd.”

D.R.O.O.L. – July 2019

Daily Reminiscence Of Our Lives ⛱ “When all else fails, take a vacation.” – Betty Williams ⛱ 7/31 Shockingly enough I did not take any pics today….I checked twice….really. No photos. ❤️ 7/30 We had to drive down to Silver Spring this morning so I have looked for suitable parks to do our morning walkContinue reading “D.R.O.O.L. – July 2019”

Lake Roland – Lakeside dr. off of Falls rd. – main entrance

❤️ “Forgotten places, Do they wait for us to come and sit there?” – Architha Reddy ❤️ In 2001 I came here with my then employer’s English Bulldogs to go for a walk. Back then, this place was a clustrofuck and anarchy of cars parked everywhere and I managed to bump the Jag on arrivalContinue reading “Lake Roland – Lakeside dr. off of Falls rd. – main entrance”

Falls road – Wrights lane (Lake Roland) – Orange trail

We start out as usual parking on the side of Falls rd. following the red trail paint. This morning from one of the houses above a pool is getting drained I guess because it smells like pool water and the whole path is flooded. I have to tippy toe around not to get wet. TheContinue reading “Falls road – Wrights lane (Lake Roland) – Orange trail”